Toil and trouble; or cold and tired

It was a terrible night’s sleep because I couldn’t breath through my nose. Generally, the first thought is to ask whether this is the start of a cold or the flu. (And why is it A cold and THE flu, as if it’s any old cold but it’s the actual flu?) However, the reason couldContinue reading “Toil and trouble; or cold and tired”

Gluten intolerance or eosinophilic esophagitis

When I tell people that I shouldn’t eat a particularly starchy item, the inevitable response is “Oh, gluten intolerant”, to which I try to explain and then give up.  It’s not surprising.  Try saying to someone that the things that trigger your hayfever also affect your digestive system and blank stares are the response. ThereContinue reading “Gluten intolerance or eosinophilic esophagitis”

Eosinophilic esophagitis

Perhaps I should explain the reaction to my first slow cooking attempt and why I think the store-bought seasoning was the problem.  Last year, I pottered off to the doctor to see if there was anything that could be done about the amount of antacid I was eating.  Long story short – Eosinophilic esophagitis (EOEContinue reading “Eosinophilic esophagitis”